Gypsy (1962)

149 mins | Musical comedy | 1962

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Lisa Kirk's voice is heard in some of Rosalind Russell's numbers. ...

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Lisa Kirk's voice is heard in some of Rosalind Russell's numbers.

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PERSONAL & COMPANY INDEX CREDITS
CREDIT
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Mervyn LeRoy Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam asst
Cam asst
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost designed for Misses Russell and Wood
General cost des
Asst cost des
MUSIC
Mus cond & supv
Miss Russell's singing voice double
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup
Miss Russell's makeup
Miss Wood's hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
Sec to Mr. Leroy
Scr supv
Chief grip
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical Gypsy , book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (New York, 21 May 1959), which was based on the book Gypsy, a Memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee (New York, 1957).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
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SONGS
"Let Me Entertain You," "Some People," "Small World," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Rose's Turn," "You'll Never Get Away From Me," "Mr. Goldstone," "Baby June and the Newsboys," "Little Lamb," "Dainty June and Her Farmboys," "If Mama Was Married," "All I Need Is the Girl," "Together Wherever We Go," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and "Broadway, Broadway," words by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1962
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1 Nov 1962
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures
5 January 1963
LP29377
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Technirama
Duration(in mins):
149
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

During the 1920's in the heyday of vaudeville, Rose, an aggressive and domineering woman, vows to make stars of her two young daughters, June and Louise. Aided by Herbie Sommers, an agent who has fallen in love with her, she secures for June some bigtime circuit bookings, while the seemingly less talented Louise remains in the background. As the years pass, however, June becomes too old for her mother's childish act, and she decides to go it alone. Rose shakes off the initial hurt and concentrates on making a star performer out of Louise. But talking pictures have led to the decline of vaudeville, and bookings are scarce. Consequently, the troupe ends up at a third-rate burlesque house in Wichita. Rose is at first violently opposed to her daughter's working in such a place, but she finally acquiesces. One of the strippers is arrested for shoplifting, and the once demure, shy Louise becomes her replacement. Fame is quick to follow, and as Gypsy Rose Lee she becomes the highest paid star in burlesque. Rose still tries to run her daughter's life, but Gypsy is determined to do things her own way, and mother and daughter have a falling out. Following a violent quarrel, Rose walks onto an empty stage and cries out her frustrations to a deserted theater. After listening from the wings, Gypsy embraces her mother, and the two are reconciled. Songs : "Let Me Entertain You" ("Baby" June, "Dainty" June, Louise); "Some People," "Small World," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Rose's Turn" (Rose); "You'll Never Get Away From Me" (Rose & Herbie); "Mr. Goldstone" (Rose & chorus); "Baby June and the Newsboys" ("Baby" June); "Little ...

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During the 1920's in the heyday of vaudeville, Rose, an aggressive and domineering woman, vows to make stars of her two young daughters, June and Louise. Aided by Herbie Sommers, an agent who has fallen in love with her, she secures for June some bigtime circuit bookings, while the seemingly less talented Louise remains in the background. As the years pass, however, June becomes too old for her mother's childish act, and she decides to go it alone. Rose shakes off the initial hurt and concentrates on making a star performer out of Louise. But talking pictures have led to the decline of vaudeville, and bookings are scarce. Consequently, the troupe ends up at a third-rate burlesque house in Wichita. Rose is at first violently opposed to her daughter's working in such a place, but she finally acquiesces. One of the strippers is arrested for shoplifting, and the once demure, shy Louise becomes her replacement. Fame is quick to follow, and as Gypsy Rose Lee she becomes the highest paid star in burlesque. Rose still tries to run her daughter's life, but Gypsy is determined to do things her own way, and mother and daughter have a falling out. Following a violent quarrel, Rose walks onto an empty stage and cries out her frustrations to a deserted theater. After listening from the wings, Gypsy embraces her mother, and the two are reconciled. Songs : "Let Me Entertain You" ("Baby" June, "Dainty" June, Louise); "Some People," "Small World," "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Rose's Turn" (Rose); "You'll Never Get Away From Me" (Rose & Herbie); "Mr. Goldstone" (Rose & chorus); "Baby June and the Newsboys" ("Baby" June); "Little Lamb" (Louise); "Dainty June and Her Farmboys" ("Dainty" June); "If Mama Was Married" (Louise & "Dainty" June); "All I Need Is the Girl" (Tulsa & Louise); "Together Wherever We Go" (Rose, Louise & Herbie); "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" (Tessie, Mazeppa & Electra).

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